Rams overcome carbon monoxide for share of shootout crown
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – An eventful tournament weekend turned out pretty well for the Roaring Fork girls’ basketball team.
Three coaches and 10 Rams players were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning, forcing the delay of their Friday game against Jefferson Academy in the Steamboat Shootout basketball tournament.
It didn’t matter.
The Rams still managed to go 3-0 at the round-robin tournament and earn co-champion honors with host Steamboat Springs.
The Roaring Fork girls won their first game 72-60 over Conifer on Thursday. After a day of bed rest on Friday, the Rams played their postponed game against Jefferson Academy Saturday, which ended in a 70-31 rout.
Later on Saturday, Roaring Fork defeated rival Aspen 45-39 for the perfect tournament record.
The Rams face Basalt in a Class 3A Western Slope League contest tonight in Carbondale at 7 p.m. The boys’ game starts at 8:30 p.m.
MEEKER – The Grand Valley Cardinals boys’ basketball team ran up against some stiff competition this weekend at the Meeker Shootout.
Grand Valley went 0-3 in the tournament with losses against Olathe, North Park and Kent Denver.
The Cardinals opened the tournament Thursday against Kent Denver, falling 50-38. Justin Conklin led Grand Valley with 13 points.
On Friday, Chris Tegtmeier netted a game-high 17 points and Jason and Justin Conklin each put in nine points in a 48-39 loss to North Park.
Saturday’s 56-53 loss to Olathe featured three Cardinals players in double figures. Justin and Jason Conklin netted 15 and 13 points, respectively, while Colin Lauman scored 11. Grand Valley’s record drops to 1-4.
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